Judge's Alcon Dismissal Ends Drug Kickback Qui Tam Suit

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT) -- Alcon Laboratories Inc. on Friday was released from a qui tam suit in New Jersey federal court, effectively ending the suit over whether drugmakers illegally marketed the ocular antibiotic Vigomox for off-label uses, and paid doctors kickbacks for prescribing it.

U.S. District Court Judge Joel A. Pisano granted a motion to release Alcon Laboratories and its, parent Alcon Inc., saying the plaintiff’s fraud and conspiracy claims against Alcon were unconvincing due to insufficient evidence. Judge Pisano said in his order that the plaintiff merely stated her...
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